THAI to close its HQ on Jan 13


BANGKOK, 8 Jan 2014  Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) has announced that it will close its headquarters on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road and its branch on Chaeng Watthana Road on January 13th, the day the People’s Democratic Reform Committee plans a shutdown of Bangkok. 

THAI Acting President Chokchai Panyayong made the announcement, adding that the company’s other offices in Lan Luang and Silom areas and the one on the 4th floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport will be operating as usual. He said that passengers who wish to reschedule their flights can do so without charges, citing the transaction can be done conveniently on its website or through its call center at 02-356-1111. Some of the employees are allowed to work from home, he added.

Furthermore, the Acting President stated the company has prepared living quarters and other facilities for its employees in case the shutdown prevent them from going home. The national carrier also arranged food supplies for its passengers as well as trucks for logistic purposes, he said, adding that THAI would also update the latest situation on the capital shutdown to other airports abroad.